People Who Perfected Mankind

Some People Who Helped

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

He helped perfect mankind by establishing an American School of Deaf in 1817 which helped deaf people learn sign language and lip reading.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton

She fought for women's rights, Susan B. Anthony and her formed National Women's Suffrage Association in 1869.


Robert Owen

Made factory reform for better factory working conditions and made education universal for children for social progress.


Elihu Burritt

Was well known for establishing peace he got 50,000 people to pledge against war.


William Lloyd Garrison

Was known for promoting anti-slavery and published well known anti-slavery newspaper called The Liberator.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

A committed Abolitionist, a champion of the hounded Native Americans, a tireless crusader for peace and social justice, a supporter of educational reform.


Neal Dow

Helped control alcohol drinking by establishing Maine Temperance Union in 1838.


Horace Mann

He spearheaded the Common School Movement, ensuring that every child could receive a basic education funded by local taxes.


Dorothea Dix

She got mentally ill people to be transferred from prisons to institutions for mentally ill.



Dr. Sylvester Graham

Made a diet reform for americans in 1830 to eat healthy.